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Funky gift stores in Canberra

I finally managed to finish my Christmas shopping yesterday, thanks to some hidden gems in Braddon, Canberra. Check out the following stores, that bring a bit of funk and designery goodness to Canberra.

The Hive Gallery

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This is an old favourite of mine. It features a tiny gallery space and lots of hand crafted goodness. On my visit there yesterday, I even spotted some jewellery pieces from Polli. There is an interesting range of books, porcelain pieces, handmade cards, and other independent art works.

Online at:
Find it at: 25 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT 2612 (See The Hive on google maps)
Phone: (02) 6257 9700

Unit Concepts

Unit Concepts is surprisingly large, with a huge range of homewares, designer furniture, novelties and other types of design icon pieces. Personal favourites are the range of Pantone items, inspired by the Pantone Colour charts. There is also some children items, bags and clothes.

Find it at: 28 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT 2612 (See Unit Concepts on google maps)
Phone: (02) 6230 0943

Also check out: Unit Concepts from Canberra’s got style for some imagery of the shop

Pocket Monster

Cute name, cute goods. Lots of gadgets and novelties such as cool ice cube trays, Minobot designer USB flash drives, t-shirts, and more.

Find it at: 28 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT 2612 (See Pocket Monster on google maps)
Phone: (02) 6230 6115

Also check out: Something for the Boys: Pocket Monster from Canberra’s got style for some imagery of the shop

Bourgeois Pig

A distinctly chic shop, this is a very long narrow shop filled with jewellery pieces, bags and some clothing.

Find it at: 28 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT 2612 (See Bourgeois Pig on google maps)
Phone: (02) 6262 8607

Also check out: Chick boutique: Bourgeois Pig from Canberra’s got style for some imagery of the shop

Gift Pod

This newly opened shop is situated right in the city and also carries a number of cool funky gifts, such as the Mattt bags, Pantone mugs, jewellery, kids toys and clothing, etc.

Online at:
Find it at: Ground Floor, Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, Canberra City ACT
Phone: (02) 6262 6968

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  1. I remember some of those places… haven’t been to them in ages though! :)

  2. That’s one amazing chair! I kinda want to sit on it just to see how it feels =)

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    There’s a cute kids shop on this street too… I forget the name.

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